FG Considers Settling Matters With Twitter, Gives Them New Rules To Follow

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Update on the ongoing trend in Nigeria as a result of the sudden suspension of the bird app otherwise known as Twitter, the company has reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to seek dialogue on how to resolve the already caused harm.

Lai Mohammed
Minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed

The development was made known On Wednesday by the Minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed during the weekly held Federal Executive Council meeting(FEC). In his statement, he said that the Nigerian government suspended the activities of the platform because it provided support to those threatening the co-operate existence of the country.

According to the reports gathered, the Minister accused Twitter of being biased. He also said that they were the sponsors of the EndSars protest which took place in November 2020. Reports also came that, Twitter has been continuously deleting tweets from President Muhammadu Buhari while Nnamdi Kanu’s tweet has been allowed and used to promote violence in the country. In his concern, he stated that the country will reconsider the activation of twitter but that will be after certain conditions have been met. He added that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all there to serve the people, saying that Twitter is not the only social media platform in Nigeria. The Minister assured Nigerians that, they’re not trying to walk over the fundamental human right of freedom of speech.

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